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Show Your Face!

Two “terrorist” groups left an indelible mark at the beginning of the past century: researchers into the basic particles of the human soul and researchers of the basic particles of matter itself. Freudians on one side and nuclear physicists on the other worked in small groups, which guard the last remaining secrets of the soul and matter.

World War II ended with the triumph of physics. The horrific aftermath of the explosion of the atomic bomb, which ended a certain epoch in the history of humans, was only a tangible proof, as to what can happen if the basic particles are broken or interfered with. Nevertheless, we still don’t know what happens if we break the basic particles of the human soul. History proves that it is very easy to destroy a body, but on the other hand it brilliantly hides its methods of how to blow up the soul. Who are those people without faces, who were in the wrong place at the wrong time? People, whose every step and every sound was monitored by raving executors with the sole intent of blowing up their souls, so that the world could be so beautiful today and so useful for us bastards, who are still alive.

by Gints Malderis
by Gints Malderis

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Directed by: Matjaž Pograjc
Concived and performed by: Betontanc & Umka.LV (Primož Bezjak, Daša Doberšek, Branko Jordan, Andris Kalnozols, Marcis Lacis, Katarina Stegnar, Gints Širmelis-Širmanis)
Music: Silence, Ugis Vitins
Puppets and objects: Barbara Stupica
Choreography: Branko Potočan
Costumes: Mateja Benedetti
Light design: Tomaž Štrucl
Sound design: Jure Vlahovič
Photos: Gints Malderis
Executive producers: Ira Cecić, Maija Pavlova
Touring manager: Maja Vižin
Produced by: Bunker, New Theatre Institute of Latvia
Performance was made possible by: Ministry of Culture of Slovenia, City of Ljubljana, Ministry of Culture of Latvia, City of Riga, State Culture Capital Fundation, Theorem and program Culture 2000

World premiere: 25th May 2006, Independent theatre “Skatuve”, Riga
Slovene premiere: 15th June 2006, Stara mestna elektrarna- Elektro Ljubljana